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Whether you’re looking to explore undergraduate or postgraduate study, UNSW Open Day is the perfect starting point. Students in their senior years of schooling have missed out on attending in person Open Days over the last couple of years, so this year will be bigger and better than ever.

“It’s really important that prospective students and their families attend as many Open Days as possible so that they make the right choice for them,” says Chris Lewis, Head of Future Student Recruitment at UNSW Sydney. “Open Day really is your opportunity to see the best of everything that we do on display, talk to our current students, our staff and have a peek behind the scenes!”

UNSW Open Day is not only a great way to find out more about helping you find the right degree, but also about discovering UNSW’s vibrant campus lifestyle.

“You should always do some planning and thinking in advance so when you have the opportunity on the day, you can ask the right questions like: What will I actually be learning in first year, what sort of facilities will be available to me, what sort of career opportunities do students in this course go on to?” says Mr Lewis.

“Open Day is a day of exploration, of celebration and inspiration and we can’t wait to welcome you onto the campus again.”

Where is it and how do I get there?

UNSW Open Day will be held at the Kensington Campus and is easily accessible via public transport. You can catch both the L2 and L3 light rail with stops located out the front of the university on both Anzac Parade (L3) or High Street (L2). Public bus services also operate to UNSW. Use Transport NSW’s Trip Planner tool to find the best option for you. 

If you’d like to find out more about UNSW’s specialist Art & Design campus located at Paddington, a shuttle bus will run between the Kensington and Paddington campus all day. Street parking at the Paddington Campus is extremely limited, so it’s advisable to catch public transport or make use of the free shuttle bus service.

If you are travelling by car, the Barker Street, Botany Street and Western Campus (Anzac Parade) carparks will be open and free for the duration of the event. Parking is limited and may reach capacity during the event. 

People walking down University Walk

“Open Day is a day of exploration, of celebration and inspiration and we can’t wait to welcome you onto the campus again.” Photo: UNSW

UNSW Open Day 2022 highlights include:

Earth Habitation Mission

When: All day

Where: Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab

It will take $10 trillion and 500 years to make Mars liveable. What if we focused on our own planet instead?

Hall of Fame

When: All day

Where: Roundhouse

We’ve created some incredible graduates at UNSW – come along to choose your own adventure and find out how you could follow the footsteps of some of our best and brightest and one day join them to solve the world’s greatest issues.

Bruce Mau: Design your life

When: 11.00am

Where: Mathews Theatres A

Hear visionary international designer, author, educator, and artist Bruce Mau speak – a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for life-centred design. Mau is based in Sydney for September with his work and life partner, Bisi Williams, to launch Massive Action, their latest project, in collaboration with UNSW Sydney.

Behind the Scenes

When: All day

Where: Across campus

Regardless of what degree you’re interested in, we have over 50 activities to get you behind the scenes exploring the specialised learning spaces across campus. Experience what it is like to be a student at UNSW and better understand the areas you’re interested in studying.

Take a campus tour

When: All day

Where: Scientia Lawn

Campus Tours will run throughout the day, covering main buildings, key services, and facilities. Take the opportunity to meet senior students, ask questions and learn about our campus. Tours run all day and depart every 15 minutes. 

Find out about clubs and societies

When: All day

Where: Alumni Park West and Commerce Courtyard

Immerse yourself in UNSW student life and learn about all the student clubs and societies on offer. Arc is a not-for-profit run by students, for students – offering clubs, sports, events, volunteer opportunities, advisory services and much more!

Connect with academics from your area of interest

When: All day

Where: Faculty Advisory Zones

Connect with academics from your area of interest to receive one-to-one guidance about your study options. Take the opportunity to meet staff and learn about degree structures, professional opportunities, and industry placements on offer.

Visit a dedicated postgraduate booth and lecture

When: All day

Where: Faculty Advisory Zone

Every Faculty Advisory Zone also has a postgraduate concierge to help you get the right advice on your postgraduate study options. There will also be lectures to accommodate those considering further study at 12pm and 3pm called ‘Postgraduate Redefined’ in the Clancy Auditorium.

UNSW Open Day is on Saturday 3 September from 9am to 4pm. Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. The full UNSW Open Day program is available at

Register for UNSW Open Day here to keep up with all the updates and reminders, or simply turn up on the day.